Flash Fiction: Lucky Lady Robes

Note: Generally, I save fiction over 500 words  for paying markets, but every once and a while, I write an odd story like this that just doesn’t fit in most markets.  Lucky Lady Robes By Sara Codair In-home sales and independent consultant programs had been around forever, but none took off like Lucky Lady Robes.Continue reading “Flash Fiction: Lucky Lady Robes”

Book Review: Once and Future

I’ll keep this review short.  Once and Future is my favorite book I’ve read in 2019. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t  put it down. I read the whole thing in one day and really wish the sequel was already out. Concerning the plot and concept, it reminded me of two of my favorite noContinue reading “Book Review: Once and Future”

IWSG Day: Chemical Language

The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. April’s Question is: What was an early experience where you learned that language has power?     The word “chemical” has a lot of power. As a kid, it was a word thatContinue reading “IWSG Day: Chemical Language”

Book Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood

Back in January, I was browsing my favorite bookstore and came across The Sisters of the Winter Wood. I’d heard about and seen this book on Twitter and couldn’t resist buying it even though I had gone in to pick up a different book that I had special ordered. I never leave a book storeContinue reading “Book Review: The Sisters of the Winter Wood”

Book Review: Cthulhu Blues

I finally got around to reading Cthulhu Blues, the third installment in the Spectra Files trilogy. It was refreshing to read a book set New England. Many of the books I’ve read lately have either been set on the West Coast or in the rural midwest. While I do enjoy reading about places I’ve neverContinue reading “Book Review: Cthulhu Blues”

IWSG April: Wishful Writing

  The first Wednesday of every month, the IWSG posts an optional question, encouraging members to read and comment on each other’s blogs. April’s Question is: If you could use a wish to help you write just ONE scene/chapter of your book, which one would it be? (examples: fight scene / first kiss scene /Continue reading “IWSG April: Wishful Writing”

Book Review: Echoes

It’s been a while since I’ve read a paranormal romance centered around vampires. However, I used to be a big fan of the Sookie Stackhouse books, before HBO ruined them with “True Blood,” so when I had a chance to get an ARC  of Echoes from the author, I took it. Echoes was one ofContinue reading “Book Review: Echoes”

Settings and Urban Fantasy

Some of the books that made me fall in love with the genre of urban fantasy were set in actual cities, or I guess, technically, they’re not really those cities but alternate magical versions of them.  The Dresden Files was set in Chicago and Greywalker was set in Seattle, so I when set to write urbanContinue reading “Settings and Urban Fantasy”